Under the peninsula Yucatán is an enormous, thousands year-old cave system. You can enter the spotless water on places where the roof has collapsed, so-called Cenotes.
Yucatán is a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico, the street of Yucatán and the Caribbean Sea. The largest part falls under Mexico, a small part under Belize and Guatemala. Yucatán is visited by tourists because the remains of the ancient Maya civilisation and the white beaches. The famous seaside resort on Yucatán is the city Cancún, situated at a bay in the northeast.
Cave diving in Yucatán
Because of tropical rainstorms and volcano outbursts the soil of limestone has been eroded. Thus, enormous chambers and passages full of water came into being. In some places the ceiling has collapsed, so the clear water of the underground rivers became visible and reachable. Such a place is called a cenote. In Yucatán thousands of these cenotes have been discovered already. The most famous, Nohoch Nah Chich, gives access to the largest underground cave system in the world.